stray emission

stray emission

[′strā i′mish·ən]
(physics)
Emission of radiation that serves no useful purpose.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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